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Experienced Mechanical Engineer

Peoria, Illinois


Are you a forward-thinking mechanical engineer ready to embark on an exciting journey of innovation and problem-solving? Join our dynamic team where creativity and technical expertise converge to shape the future. As a Mechanical Engineer with Keith Engineering Design, Inc., you will be at the forefront of cutting-edge projects, from designing state-of-the-art systems to pioneering advancements in renewable energy solutions. Your role will encompass the entire project life cycle, from conceptualization to execution, giving you the opportunity to make a lasting impact.

Your Opportunity

In this position as an Mechanical Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team of engineers in a collaborative and innovative work environment. We believe it is important to create opportunities for professional growth and development. We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. At KED you will have the chance to work on diverse and impactful projects that shape the future of mechanical engineering.

Your Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering services on a range of projects across industries of healthcare, education, commercial, and industrial. Below are some additional responsibilities:

  • Design of mechanical systems.
  • Coordinate design with a project manager, senior team members and outside Architects, Owners, and other design consultants.
  • Participate in QA/QC process for your work and the work of others.
  • Assist in the determination of project scheduling requirements and project budgets.
  • Perform construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects, including conducting field inspections and subsequent detailed inspection reports.
  • Assisting in processing RFI’s, Change Orders, Bulletins, and Addenda.
  • Verification of construction meeting and the intended design requirements.
  • Research equipment selections, and complete equipment schedules.
  • Research design options and document findings for the project team.
  • Incorporate design concepts from Schematic Design into Design Development.
  • Work to produce Construction Documents.
  • Document existing conditions.
  • Lay out portions of the mechanical systems for the project.
  • Leading the production of projects, including implementing sketches and design concepts from others.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with 5 or more years of experience as a consulting engineer in the Architecture/Engineer Industry.
  • Must be in pursuit of, or have, a P.E. license
  • Proven experience in mechanical system design, analysis, and implementation.
  • AutoCAD or REVIT knowledge.
  • Understanding of applicable codes is a plus.
  • Understand building construction processes and systems is a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for staying at the forefront of technological advancements.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

At KED, we attract top-tier talent eager to collaborate, amplify one another’s strengths, engage in thrilling projects, and influence the world. Become part of our team and redefine your personal standard of excellence.

Compensation Range(s):

  • $80,000 - $105,000
  • The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At KED certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary:

As a member of our team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities.

Engineering Design includes:

  • Eligibility to participate in the company 401K program after one month of employment.
  • Insurance benefits
  • Company shall match 100% of the first 4% of 401K employee withholdings.
  • Fifteen working days of paid vacation. This is an annual benefit. Unused hours are not permitted to accumulate or roll-over to the next calendar year.
  • You will receive nine paid observed holidays including New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
  • You will receive forty (40) hours of paid personal time for emergencies and illness.

KED provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. KED is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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